Regarding short-term vacation rental management, having even the slightest edge over your competitors can be the difference between meeting your goals and exceeding expectations. So, you may find yourself wondering, “What else can I do to set my business apart from the rest?” While upgrading your property and offering more amenities can go a long way, sometimes taking a step back and ensuring you cover all your bases are just as essential. That’s why Effortless Rental Group put together a quick and easy vacation rental checklist to guide you through the first steps of evaluating your amenities inventory.
Creating Your Vacation Rental Checklist
A running checklist of your vacation rental items and amenities is an excellent way to stay organized. Not only does it help you keep track of what you have, but it can also give you ideas of what you want or need. The simplest way to break this down is by room.
It goes without saying that having a clean bathroom is critical to the guest experience. Besides cleanliness, you’ll want to include the following items on your vacation rental checklist.
- Ample toilet paper
- Liquid handsoap
- Face soap and body wash
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Small waste receptacles and trash bags
Meals are integral to the vacation experience, even if you’re dining in. Guests will appreciate feeling at home in their temporary space, and a positive experience is one they’ll remember. Here are some things to consider.
- A large or expandable dinner table
- Ample seating
- Double the number of table settings
- Tasteful decorations
- Abundant light
Creating a kitchen checklist can feel overwhelming because there are so many items. Still, if you go take a look at guest reviews for vacation rental hosts, you’ll likely see several mentions of how well the kitchen was stocked. Your kitchen inventory should include the following.
- Dishwashing soap, sponge, and washcloth
- Paper towels and cleaning products
- Large cutting boards
- Containers for leftovers
- Condiments and seasonings
- Coffeemaker, coffee, and tea
- Durable, dishwasher-safe plates
- Kid-friendly kitchenware
- Pots and pans
- Garbage/recycling receptacles and ample trash bags
Although many guests will hopefully be out enjoying the nearby activities and attractions, ensuring they have a comfortable living space for lounging is still important. Plus, you never know; not all visitors plan to go out and about during their stay. Here are some living room essentials.
- Clean, comfortable chairs and couches
- Modern entertainment options (TV with remote, stereo, Bluray/DVD player)
- Table space
- Lamps and overhead lighting
- Fold-out couch/futon
The bedrooms are arguably the most important rooms to ensure guests feel at home. Allowing your guests to have a good night’s sleep before and after each day is paramount. Read below to see what they’ll need.
- High-quality linens and sheets
- An assortment of high-quality blankets and pillows
- Additional hangers
- Alarm clocks
- Effective sun-blocking curtains or blinds
Pet and Children’s Amenities
It’s relatively common for children and pets to join in on the fun. Although guests will usually have everything they need for their kids and furry friends, sometimes people forget! Adding these items to your vacation rental inventory will ensure everyone is covered.
- High chair
- Childproof locks and outlet covers
- Water and food dishes
- Pet waste bags
- Pet beds
Colorado’s Premier Vacation Rental Management Company
Now that you’ve had a chance to compile your vacation rental inventory, you probably want to consider heading out and getting some things to fill the gaps. Next, you’ll want to find a trusted property management team to help bring your investment to the next level. Effortless Rental Group will show you the difference with various services ranging from stocking your property with essential items to using proven analytical marketing strategies to ensure no money is left on the table. Check out our site at Effortless Stay for a glimpse of the properties we manage.
To find out how much your property could earn, get started today with a data-driven evaluation today!